Texas Panel Won't End Facebook Sex Trafficking Suit

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By Y. Peter Kang (April 12, 2022, 6:24 PM EDT) — Following a trip to the Texas high court last year, a suit accusing Facebook of facilitating the sex trafficking of minors was allowed to proceed after an intermediate appellate panel found Tuesday that Texas has jurisdiction over the case, given the company’s business activities there.

A three-judge panel for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals denied a bid from Facebook to escape a lawsuit brought by a Jane Doe plaintiff alleging the social media company provided an unrestricted platform for predators to exploit and extort children and recruit them into the sex trade.

The suit and two other, similar cases were reviewed…

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